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Wells Cathedral

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Address: Cathedral Green, Wells BA5 2UE, England
Phone Number: 01749-674483
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Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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This 12th-century cathedral is a fine example of Early Gothic architecture.

This 12th-century cathedral is a fine example of Early Gothic architecture.

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Wells Cathedral was wonderful. Lots of history. We had an amazing tour guide who really went out of his way to explain all the history which was out of this world. Our tour guide... read more

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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wells Cathedral was wonderful. Lots of history. We had an amazing tour guide who really went out of his way to explain all the history which was out of this world. Our tour guide was Mr John Moxham and we couldn't reccome do him enough

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed the cathedral and its surrounds. I liked that you could just donate however much you want to go in. The garden inside is beautiful and there's a secret window in the wall that looks onto a little stream. Very serene and great for photography.

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Thank mmatley
Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Recommend you get a guide to get all the details and history. The structural alterations made hundreds of years ago to enable the height to be increased is an amazing piece of work. Wonderful place.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We could have spent a lot longer here than we did and I'd recommend giving yourself a good couple of hours to browse if cathedrals are "your thing". Make sure you give yourself time to visit Vicars Close!

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Thank Alan D
Somerset, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The cathedral stands on a green. You wont be disappointed if you take the time to visit, although you will be asked to pay!

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Thank Bikelovertoo
Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful Cathedral and the volunteers there really know their stuff - they're able to answer lots of questions regarding things from stone masonry through to choir services! It is all donations only and they will provide colouring sheets/things to do for children. Apparently the cafe is quite good too!

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Thank not2_4kids
Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I am lucky enough to live in Wells, but will never tire of wandering around the Cathedral and meeting the resident cat, Louis. Afterwards have a quick look around the shop and see if any of the delights tickle your fancy. Come and have a fantastic relaxing couple of hours and learn about our heritidge.

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Thank Pip W
Fareham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have been into this cathedral and it's cafe on every visit to Wells as it is a lovely place to look around and the clock inside is great fun to watch as the knight go around and the black knight has his head chopped off, well worth a visit

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Thank mcd409
Buckinghamshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is one of the most welcoming cathedrals I have ever visited. There is no set entry charge, they merely ask that you leave a donation which we felt more than pleased to do. The hour-long guided tour was most interesting and again funded by donation. The architecture of the Cathedral is stunning and the stained glass windows are a... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A most enjoyable visit with time this time to look around the interior of the cathedral. The lady on the reception desk was friendly and informative and gave good advise. The café was good. I liked the clock with the activity every quarter, although we didn't spot the 'extra' activity on the hour. Loved the stations of the cross, the... More 

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